Wake Up, I'm Fat!

Wake Up, I'm Fat!

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In this New York Times -bestselling inspirational memoir, Camryn Manheim, Emmy Award-winning costar of The Practice , chronicles her journey from a self-hating, "overweight" teenager, who desperately wanted to fit in, to a self-loving, fat activist who is proud to be a misfit.   Wake Up, I'm Fat! shares her intelligent, candid, poignant, and often hilarious stories of being fat in a society obsessed with being thin.

Camryn takes us from her days as a motorcycle-riding hippie in Santa Cruz to her enrollment at New York University's prestigious school of drama--where Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner broke the unspoken theater rules of size by casting her in the role of the ingenue--and finally to Hollywood, where she dispelled the fallacy that large women can't be portrayed as sensual, sophisticated, and confident.

Camryn's endearing honesty, sass, and razor-sharp wit will appeal to any reader who has ever felt like an outcast or yearned to make peace with their body.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2000, c1999.
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780767903639
Branch Call Number: 792/.028/092/Manhe 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xii, 289 p. : ill.


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